Master's in Development Practice (MDP)

The Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program brings together talented students and faculty who have dedicated themselves to reducing the grinding impacts of global poverty and defining the pathways to enhance well-being for the under-resourced and socially excluded.

Consistent with the philosophy of the MDP network, the Arizona curriculum consists of four cornerstone competency areas:

  • Public health
  • Management
  • Social sciences
  • Natural sciences

It adds integrating skill courses and three possible elective certificate tracks that offer students an area of specialization:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Public Health

This approach of foundational knowledge and applied practice ensures that graduates are ready to make meaningful contributions in the field of development practice. 

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Contact Information

Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Program
School of Geography and Development

(520) 621-1652 Phone
(520) 621-2889 Fax

PO Box 210076
Tucson, AZ  85721

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